02/10/2014 11:16 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Iranian Women Footballers To Undergo Gender Tests

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Footballers in Iran's professional women's league are to undergo mandatory gender tests to establish that they are fully female.

The country's football governing body is bringing in the random checks after it was revealed that several leading players - including four in the national women's team - were either men who had not completed sex change operations, or were suffering from sexual development disorders.

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